Behavior is a communicator, and school refusal is no exception. When a student refuses to attend school, they are indicating that something is damaged in their relationship to school, or to surrounding circumstances. It may be that their learning needs are not being met, or that they are becoming overwhelmed as expectations grow. It may be that they are being bullied, or are having trouble ‘fitting in.’ It may be the only way (or one way) they know how to get attention. At AAG we uncover the hidden message, and work to rebuild relationships to self, family, peers, as well as to schooling itself.